I would like to post a question to Arrulka Business …

Comment on Sparks fly between Festival and Imparja, sacred sites authority by Sally.

I would like to post a question to Arrulka Business Corporation. How many local Aboriginal, particularly Arrente people, helped organise this event from outside the event organisers?
I believe a substantial amount of money was granted for this festival, in which not many local people were utilised. It is one thing to have asked Aboriginal corporations and orgnisations to help promote the event, or to showcase their business, it is another to utilise the skills and knowledge of local Aboriginal people. Too often you see event organisers going interstate. Where did the money go from the revenue of ticket sales?

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